Sunday, July 27, 2014

Rebus–Cruise Ship Names

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Hi all,

It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is “Names of Cruise Ships”.

If you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

How did you go working out the solutions for my May Rebus which was “Names of Towns in the USA” …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  1. Canterbury (Connecticut)
  2. Birdseye (Indiana)
  3. Patterson (New York)
  4. Kent (Connecticut)
  5. Empire (Colorado)
  6. Norwood (Colorado)
  7. Amsterdam (New York)
  8. New Haven (Connecticut)
  9. Parker (Colorado)
You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Wishing You A Joyous Christmas

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Hello everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Today I issue the final challenge for the month.

Our challenge this week is to create a card with more than one fold.

For my card I used the new Katie Label Accordion card designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs along with the Katie Stars Frame Edges set.

To decorate my card I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Stocking Solid Die Set, I used Double Side Adhesive Paper and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter for the cuff of the stockings and adding Red Glitter Dots to each of the ends of the cuffs.

For the centre panel I stamped a Christmas Greeting and also decorated the greeting by using parts from the Holly Border Die which I decorated with Clear Glitter Dots.

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Here is the front of my card when it is folded. I also added the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper Die which I cut apart to add to the front.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Kelly Booth (July Guest Designer)
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    Stamps: Greeting – Hero Arts
    Paper: White; Red; Blue; Pink; Festive Wishes DP -  Wild Rose Studio
    Dies: Katie Label Accordion; Katie Stars Frame Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Holly Border; Stocking Solid; Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper - Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other Elizabeth Craft Designs Products: Red Glitter Dots; Clear Glitter Dots; Double Sided Adhesive Paper; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape

     

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    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Christmas Candle Circle Spiral Pull Card

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s my turn to post a card on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.

    Did you know there is only 5 months or 153 days until Christmas! I hate doing the last minute rush of getting Christmas cards made so I like to start in July and get a few made each month so I have a stash of them ready to send out in December. So today I am sharing a Christmas card I created using some of the new Circle Spiral Pull Card (designed by Karen Burniston) and the Candle Die which have both been released by Elizabeth Craft Designs this month.

    Here’s how I created my card:

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    1. Cut a piece of red card so that it is 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches. Score the card along the 8 1/2 inch side at 4 1/4 inches. Place the Circle Spiral Pull Card die so that the centre lugs on the die line up on the centre score line of the card and slightly up towards the top of the card. Run this though your Die Cutting Machine.

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    2. Die cut the following pieces from the Candle Die Set: 1 Candle Base and 1 Candle Drip from white card that has Double Sided Adhesive applied to it, add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to these pieces after die cutting. 2 Holly Leaves and 2 Pine Branches from Green card, sponge green ink to Holly Leaves after die cutting. 1 Poinsettia Flower from Red Card; 1 Large Flame from Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz; 1 Medium Flame & 1 Flower Centre from Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz and 1 Small Flame from Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz.

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    3. Assemble Candle as per the photo above.

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    4. Attach the Candle to the left side of Red Circle Spiral Pull Card base using foam tape.

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    5. Use the Circle Accessory Die from the Circle Spiral Pull Card Die set and cut out a circle from white card. Use the Merry Christmas (944) Die and Red Velvet Adhesive Sheet to die cut greeting. Attach the Merry Christmas greeting to the white card and then add this to the centre circle of base card using foam tape as per photo above.

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    6. Place the spiral  die inside the circle die both from the Circle Spiral Pull Card Die set and die cut a piece of Red card.

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    7. Apply some glue around the outer edge of the spiral piece you die cut in step 6 and attach this to the other side of the circle panel of the base card. Next apply glue to the centre of the spiral and close the card and apply pressure for a few seconds until glue has time to dry. Open up card again and the spiral will look like the card in the lower right hand side in photos above.

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    8. Die cut 10 Poinsettia Flowers from Red Card; 10 Holly Leaves from Green Card; 6 Pine Branches from Green Card (sponge edges with green ink after die cutting) and 10 Flower Centres from Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz.

    9. Add Yellow Shimmer Sheetz Flower Centres to the centre of each Poinsettia Flower. Adhere a Holly Leaf behind each of the Poinsettia Flowers and then attach the Pine Branches to the back of 6 of the assembled flowers. The first two flowers on the spiral (top left hand side) are single flowers attached to spiral using foam tape. Add 4 more completed flowers along the spiral using the 4 flowers without the pine branch at the back of each flower. (Note: you may need to have the holly leaves on the 4 flowers which are backing the flowers on the spiral in reverse so that they match the holly leaves that can been seen on the front of the spiral).

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    10. Die cut the smallest tag from the Tag Die Set from white card and stamp sentiment onto this using black ink. Attach the tag to the centre of the spiral so the hole on the tag is under the flower as per photo above.

    11. Add a striped Designer Paper which is 1 3/8 inch wide to the right hand edge of card.

    12. Add a Green Candy Dot to each of the closures on the right hand side of the card.

    Thanks for stopping by today.

    Supplies:

    Elizabeth Craft Designs Products

    Other Products

    • Red Card
    • Green Card
    • White Card
    • Authentique Wonder 6 x 6 Paper Pad
    • Foam Tape
    • FM Clear Stamps Little Messages Stamp Set
    • Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue
    • Green Candy Dots
    • Green Ink Pad
    • Black Ink Pad

     

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    Get Well Soon

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    Hi everyone,

    Today I have a Get Well Card I created using the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Rainy Day Die set and the Get Well Soon Stand Up Helper Die.

    To create this card I made a top folding card and added a piece of designer paper at the base of the card. Before adhering the designer paper I used the Get Well Soon Stand Up Helper die to create a border which I placed at the top of the designer paper.

    I die cut the umbrella from the Rainy Day set twice from designer paper and paper pieced them together. I also cut the rain boots out of two different colored card and layered them together.

    For the raindrops I added adhesive paper to my blue card stock prior to die cutting and then used my pricking tool to help left them off the card stock onto my card.

    Card: White; Pink; Green; Lemonade Stand DP – Bo Bunny
    Dies: Get Well Soon Stand Up Helper; Rainy Day – Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Double Sided Adhesive Paper; Foam Tape

     

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    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    A Baby Is …

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week Shirley Quarry, continues to bring us a fun challenge.

    Our challenge this week is a Recipe Challenge … Use 2 circles, 1 oval and two or more octagons (or hexagons/decagons) on your card.

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    I recently popped into a scrapbooking store to pick up something I needed and while I was there checked out the designer papers. I found a new Kaisercraft Baby Paper Pad which had this cute hexagon Designer Paper inside and I knew immediately I had to make a baby card for this challenge and use this paper.

    I also recently purchased this cute Bebunni stamp which I have been wanting to play with so of course I grabbed that out of my stash.

    I have included the two circles … the one that the bunny image is layered to and the one on the top  right hand side. The oval is the sentiment and the hexagons of course the designer paper. I thought my card needed something else so I found a square button (didn’t want to add any more circles) and some twine.

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    As you can see I created another pop up for the inside of my card … I love pop ups. This time round I have used the Lorna Label Pop Up designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Crafts Designs, this is one of the new dies which was released this month.

    I used another another new stamp on the inside … this time a verse. The “A Baby is” at the bottom rectangle panel is normally the first part of the sentiment, however as it didn’t fit in the label I masked of the sentiment and stamped them separately.

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    Here is the inside of my card again, this time as a side view so you can see the pop up portion easier.

    Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

  • Amber Hillman
  • Anne Harmon
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Liz Williams
  • Lois Bak
  • Lynn McAuley
  • Maryann Einam
  • Sabrina Friel
  • Vicky Gould

     

    Stamps: Bebunni Built with Love – Crafter’s Companion; A Wee Bit of Heaven – Verses
    Paper: White; Cream; Pink; Pitter Patter DP – Kaisercraft
    Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Circle Dies; Oval Dies
    Other: Black Ink; Pink Button; Cream Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Envelope Accordion Book

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    Hi everyone,

    Today I am sharing a little accordion envelope book I created recently using The Stamps of Life’s Envelope Die; Spinner Dies; Spinner2Stamp stamp set and MoreSpinnerIdeas2Stamp stamp set.
    This little mini book measures approx. 2 1/2 inches square when closed.

    The little birthday images were stamped using the Spinner2Stamp stamp set and then cut out using the coordinating spinner die set. The Spinner is also from the Spinner die set.

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    To create my accordion envelope book I die cut 5 envelopes 3 out of one designer paper and 2 out of the other and then attached each envelope to the next using the flaps to attach at the back.
    This measures about 12 1/2 inches long when opened.




    Inside each envelope pocket I placed a little note card using the sentiments from the Spinner2Stamp and MoreSpinnerIdeas2Stamp stamp sets.

    Stamps: Spinner2Stamp; MoreSpinnerIdeas2Stamp
    Paper: White; Brown; Smoochable DP – Bo Bunny
    Other: Black Ink; Antique Linen Distress Ink; TSOL Envelope Die; TSOL Spinner Dies; Hemp Cord; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Season’s Greetings

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round it is Jackie’s turn to host the challenge.

    Our challenge this week is Christmas in July.

    For my card this week I used Riley and Company’s Carrying Tree Riley Clear Stamp Set. I paired this up with a die I purchased on special some time back called Snow Swept Border by Cottage Cutz. I die cut the die using Double Sided Adhesive Paper and then added Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter all over and colored the trees using copics.

    I stamped the sentiment on top of the glittered snow using red ink.

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    Here is the inside of my card. I die cut the Snow Swept Border again, cutting off one of the sets of trees and added it to the bottom of my card. I also added a sentiment which is included in the Carrying Tree Riley Clear Stamp Set.

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    Want to play along????

    If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!  So get stamping Riley fans :).

    To play create a card using Riley and Company images. Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword RILEY1514. We can't wait to see what you create!

    Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

     

    Stamps: Carrying Tree Riley Clear Set – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Blue; Red; Green
    Other: Black Ink; Snow Swept Border Die – Cottage Cutz; MFT Die-namics Swiss Dots; Outdoor Edges designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Double Sided Adhesive Paper: Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Envelopes, Envelopes, Envelopes





    Hi everyone,

    It’s the 20th of the month which means today is the day that The Stamps of Life release their new dies sets.

    Today I have a few cards to share with you using the new Envelope Die.

    For my first card today I die cut two envelopes and used the Sizzix Birds & Trees die set with stamps to decorate my card.



    For my second card today I used the Sizzix Square Flip-its #2 Card Framelits to create this card.
    Sorry I forgot to take a photo of the pull out piece in the envelope before I posted this away. It uses stamps from the sampler2love  stamp set and coordinating Sampler Dies.

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    Here is the “flip” side of my card so you can see the other side of the centre panel.




    For my final card today I paired the Envelope die with crayons2stamp and words4crayons stamp sets. There is also a coordinating Crayon Dies which I didn’t have when I made my card … they arrived the next day!

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    As you can see, I did remember to take a photo of this card with the little note lifted out of the envelope Smile.

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    And finally the inside of my card.

    Stamps: Birds & Trees -  Sizzix/Stephanie Barnard; Sampler2Love; Crayons2Stamp; Words4Crayons – The Stamps of Life
    Paper: White; Black; Red; Pink; Head over Heels DP – Bo Bunny; Adhesive Paper Prints DP – DCWV
    TSOL Dies: Birds & Trees – Sizzix/Stephanie Barnard; Envelope Die; Sampler Dies; Crayon Dies; Sizzix Square Flip-its Card #2 Framelits
    Other: Black Ink; Strawberry Ink; Hemp Cord; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    I Moustache You A Question

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    Hi everyone,

    I have another card to share with you today using one of Karen Burniston’s new Character Dies and Pop Up Dies. This one is Hoppy the Frog and the Lorna Label Pop Up.

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    Recently when the Karen Burniston Design Team were sharing the cards we created, Karen Aicken shared a pop up she created using the Lorna Label Pop Up where she had used it on both sides of the card (her card was was turned so she had the pop up based on the top and bottom portions of the card). This inspired me to create this card but I turned mine onto it’s side so that the pop ups were side by side.

    The moustache designer paper I used her was originally white, I decided to use my copic air brush to color the paper green.

    I used Black and Green Velvet Adhesive Sheets to create the frog. I also used the Props 1 Accessory die to add the hat and moustache to the frog.

    On the right hand side Label I used the label die from the Lots of Pops Pop Up Card die and a stamp from There she goes for the sentiment.

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    On the front of my card I added a strip of white card and added three hats created using the Props 1 Die set.

    Stamps: Flava Sava – There She Goes
    Paper: White; Black; DP – Bella Blvd
    Dies: Lorna Labels Pop Up; Lots of Pops Pop Up; Hoppy the Frog; Props 1 – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape

     

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    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Hello

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    Hello everyone,

    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  I continue to challenge the Design Team this week.

    Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge … here’s the sketch if you want to play along.

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    For my card this week I decided to use the sketch and create a Stand Up Card using the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Stand Up Helper 2 Die set (930), the dies are basically a Christmas theme, but there are a couple in the set that could be used all year round, including the circles I used on my card today.

    I also used the new Rubber Duck Die (920), I just adore this little cutie!!!!!!!!!!!! And for the sentiment I used the Hello Stand Up Helper (938) which can be used as a Stand Up Helper or like I have today just as a sentiment … the choice is yours Smile

    For the circle layers I used circle dies from Karen Burniston’s Circle Spiral Pull Card and Circle Accordion Card Die Sets.

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    Here is my card closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

    Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Kelly Booth (July Guest Designer)
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    Paper: White; Yellow; Blue; Lemonade Stand DP – Bo Bunny
    Dies: Rubber Duck (920); Stand Up Helper Set 2 (930); Hello Stand Up Helper (938) – Elizabeth Craft Designs; Circle Spiral Pull Card; Circle Accordion – Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Foam Tape; Candy Dots

     

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    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Happy Howloween!

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    Hi everyone,

    I have been having sooooo much fun playing with Karen Burniston’s new dies, today I am sharing a card I created using the new Poppy the Owl  Character Dies to create a Halloween card.

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    I was recently sorting out which dies I needed to take with me for a demoing I was doing at a Paper Crafts show here and I discovered the base of this card sitting there which I had created a while back using the Katie Label Pivot Card but I hadn’t decorated. I thought it would be perfect for a Halloween card so I grabbed Poppy the Owl and got started creating. 

    To create Poppy the Owl I die cut the pieces using Beige and Black Velvet Adhesive Sheets and then added a witches hat.

    The labels on the pivot section are from the new Katie Label Accordion Card set.

    The branch that the owl is sitting on was created using the All Season Tree set.

    I figured it needed something with a Halloween theme at the bottom of the card so I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Pumpkin. To create the faces on the pumpkins I used the negative pieces I got when I cut the black overlay pieces.

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    Here is the front of my card. I added a couple more pumpkins to the lower right hand side of my card and added a black piece of card over the fold which I have embossed using the Dancing Leaves Embossing Folder.

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    Here is a look at my card from the back … I love that even the backs of these cards have something to look at Smile.

    Stamps: Happy Howloween – Stampendous
    Paper: Black; Rust; Green; DP
    Dies: Poppy the Owl; Katie Label Pivot Card; Katie Label Accordion; All Season Tree – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Pumpkin – Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Beige &  Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet; ECD Dancing Leaves Embossing Folder; Foam Tape

     

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